GENEVA—Rankings of the best and worst countries to grow old, according to the UN-backed Global AgeWatch Index 2013, were released on Tuesday, the first survey of its kind to collect global data on the well-being of the elderly in a rapidly aging world.
The index, compiled by the HelpAge International advocacy group and the UN Population Fund, ranks 91 countries by comparing data from the World Health Organization and other agencies on older people’s incomes, health, education, employment and their environments.
7. New Zealand
Britain came in at 13, ahead of Australia (14) and France (18).
Lower down in the rankings were the emerging economies of Brazil (31), China (35), South Africa (65), India (73) and Russia (78).
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